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2012 IIHF World U20 Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates December 26- January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) Pengrowth Saddledome and
Rexall Place (in 2 host cities)

The 2012 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2012 WJHC), is the 2012 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and will be hosted in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Edmonton and Calgary were chosen as the host cities on August 28, 2008, according to

Bid Process

On February 1, 2008 Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced that six groups had submitted letters of intent to bid to host the 2012 tournament:[1]

On April 2, 2008, Hockey Canada announced that three groups formally placed bids to host the 2012 tournament:[2]

  • Joint bid from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta;
  • Toronto, Ontario; and
  • Joint bid from Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The London/Windsor group withdrew their bid on March 20, 2008, while Halifax and Winnipeg withdrew their intent to host in 2012, but still applied to host in 2010.[2]

Saskatoon and Regina were announced as hosts of the 2010 tournament on July 7, 2008, effectively putting Saskatchewan out of the running to host the 2012 tournament.[3] This left Calgary/Edmonton and Toronto as the only two bid groups still competing to host the 2012 tournament, with Calgary/Edmonton getting the nod as host.


Preceded by
2011 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
See also: 2012 World Championships
Succeeded by
2013 World Juniors


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